a little random, a little fun

by kacia on 18 Dec ’12 · 8 comments

This post is a little out of the ordinary, but hopefully it’ll help some of you out quite a bit!
Either that or I’ve been hiding under a rock and what I’m about to share is old news.

I’m pretty out of the loop sometimes, so that wouldn’t totally surprise me.

But I have this awesome sister who happens to also be an awesome graphic designer.

She also happens to keep me hip, sends me screen shots of typos, and lets me know when I’ve totally over-edited a photo.
See? I told you she’s awesome.

She also tries to keep me in the loop on trends happening in the design world: usually everything she emails me goes right over my head.

That was until she sent me a link to GuideGuide.

Guide-Guide

Y’all.

This is it.  I used to struggle for hours trying to put together photo collages in photoshop.

Hours.

But GuideGuide just becomes part of photoshop, allowing you to choose the number of columns and rows and how thick the margin is between them.  Just type in the numbers, click a button, and the guidelines appear.

I know, right?

[I know I’m isolating photoshop users, I’m sorry!  I’m still trying to see if there is a freeware similar to GuideGuide for other photoediting software. If you know about one, let me know!  GuideGuide also has no idea who I am, even though they’ve changed my life.]

Enjoy!

GuideGuide-Tutorial

I know it might seem like a long process, but I promise it is super quick and easy once you get going!

Hope this helps!
And again — I could be totally clueless, outdated, and all-1995 with this tutorial, so just, be nice if that’s the case. :)

xoxo
kaciasignature

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Katie December 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

Oh, how fun! Thanks, Kacia! I love all of your fonts, too. :) I am such a type nerd. ;)

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becca @ sewLOVED December 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

i work with photoshop every day. & i’ve never heard of this until i saw you mention it a month or so ago. so i think you (& your sister) are right on trend ;-)

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Nicole @ The Style Hatch December 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

This is awesome! I can’t wait to try it out- thanks for the tip! xo

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Moriah Sunde December 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

I have been so afraid to use photoshop for so long. this might actually help me. haha thank you for posting this, girl!!!

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17 Perth December 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

THANK YOU. And THANK YOU to your sister. :) Seriously helpful. Can\’t wait to give it a try.

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kacia December 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

Yes! I’m
So happy you are happy! Let me know if you have questions!!

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Rachael December 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

This looks great! You’re a secret techie pro, no need to keep you skills from us! I’m just about to start paying for a monthly subscription to photoshop (I have to make sure I’ll actually use it) so this is great. Thanks!

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kacia December 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

Oh! I’d love to share more of what I’ve learned about PSD! I feel like the lightbulb finally went on for me!

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